A dust storm blew off the north coast of Africa along the Libyan-Egyptian border on September 15, 2005. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/">(MODIS)</a> flying onboard the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a> satellite captured this image the same day. In this image, a dust storm fans out over the Mediterranean from the desert. In Egypt, two features stand out from the otherwise pale beige Saharan landscape. One is the Qattara Depression, the second-lowest region in Africa (after Lake Asal). The depression contains salty marshes, and at the bottom is a salt pan. The other feature is the green, fertile Nile Delta. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS.